W Cape dam lev­els sta­ble de­spite is­sues

Cape Argus - - METRO -

DE­SPITE cur­rent dam lev­els be­ing on par with last year’s at the same time, prob­lems re­main, ac­cord­ing to Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment, En­vi­ron­men­tal Af­fairs and De­vel­op­ment Plan­ning MEC An­ton Bre­dell.

The lat­est av­er­age dam lev­els for the West­ern Cape is 61%, while the dams pro­vid­ing wa­ter to the City of Cape Town are a com­bined 77.5%, while a year ago they were at 76.6%.

The to­tal ca­pac­ity of dams sup­ply­ing the Cape metro has been sta­ble be­tween July 27 and Au­gust 3. Con­sump­tion for the same pe­riod de­creased by 14 mil­lion litres a day to an av­er­age of 676 mil­lion litres per day.

Bre­dell said: “There re­main chal­lenges in some parts of the province, in­clud­ing the in­te­rior parts of the province and some parts of the Over­berg re­gion.” |

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